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Wine Value of the Year
Feb 28, 2023

Wine Value of the Year

Let our editors guide you to a bargain wine you'll love. In this issue, our regular coverage of values is capped by our Top 10 Wine Values of the Year, all of which score 90 or more points and cost $40 or less. And don’t miss a more extensive selection of Smart Buys from regions near and far.

Plus, tasting reports on the Rhône valley and Vintage Port, a curated platter of American cheeses, and an in-depth look at Wine Spectator's 2022 New York Wine Experience. 

Cover Stories

2022 Wine Value of the Year

2022 Wine Value of the Year

Our editors’ top pick from the best-priced wines of the year
Jan 12, 2023
Top 10 Values of 2022

Top 10 Values of 2022

Our editors spotlight the best-priced wines of the year
Jan 13, 2023
Article available on Jan 31, 2023. Sure Bets for $40 or Less

Sure Bets for $40 or Less

Great deals are in the cards as our editors stack the deck with values from around the world
Feb 28, 2023

Tasting Reports

Article available on Jan 31, 2023. The Rhône Faces the Heat

The Rhône Faces the Heat

Across the Rhône valley, winemakers adapt to rising temperatures in their pursuit of fresh, vibrant …
Feb 28, 2023
Alphabetical Guide to the Rhône

Alphabetical Guide to the Rhône

Get scores for more than 475 red and white Rhône Valley wines recently reviewed in Wine Spectator …
Feb 28, 2023
Article available on Jan 31, 2023. Vintage Port 2020

Vintage Port 2020

The dark, lush 2020 Ports are in short supply but worth tracking down
Jan 31, 2023
Alphabetical Guide to Port

Alphabetical Guide to Port

Get scores for 19 Vintage Port wines from 2020 recently reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings, …
Feb 28, 2023

Features

Article available on Jan 31, 2023. New York Wine Experience 2022

New York Wine Experience 2022

It was a full house in October for the blockbuster weekend, as wine lovers gathered to enjoy …
Feb 28, 2023

Grapevine

Article available on Jan 31, 2023. What to Expect from Wine in 2023

What to Expect from Wine in 2023

Wines sales are slowing; the big question is how long the dip will last
Feb 28, 2023
Article available on Jan 31, 2023. M. Shanken Communications Celebrates 50 Years

M. Shanken Communications Celebrates 50 Years

Plus, alleged wine fraudsters face trial in France
Feb 28, 2023
Tasting Plate: American Originals

Tasting Plate: American Originals

Favorite cheeses from a recent tasting of gems from across the U.S. 
Feb 28, 2023
A Playful Valentine's Dessert

A Playful Valentine's Dessert

Fondue makes for a warm and homey date night in
Feb 28, 2023
Article available on Jan 31, 2023. Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper

West Coast wines with solid track records, values from Burgundy and the Southern Rhône, the tried …
Feb 28, 2023

Departments

Article available on Jan 31, 2023. New Year, New Values

New Year, New Values

Celebrating our 2022 Wine Value of the Year 
Feb 28, 2023
Article available on Jan 31, 2023. Journalist's Hat, Rhône Lover's Heart

Journalist's Hat, Rhône Lover's Heart

Having completed his last official trip to the region, senior editor James Molesworth shares the …
Feb 28, 2023
Article available on Jan 31, 2023. Winter Whites in the Northern Rhône

Winter Whites in the Northern Rhône

Made in a fresher style than in the past, these full-bodied, mineral-rich white wines are as …
Feb 28, 2023

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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